We've had several visitors recently: Steven and Bonnie McKinney of Rockwood, and Sharon, Jeff and Kayla McCarroll of Lenoir City.
We extend get-well wishes to Linda Gamble of Harriman, Jo Smith and Nancy Chavas of Rockwood.
Jeff McCarroll and David McKinney have returned from a trip to Sacramento, Calif. They also went up the coast to Washington and Oregon and back through Nevada and Utah, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dako-ta.
Sunday First Christian Community Church had its annual Family and Friends Day.
Guest church for the afternoon service was St. Mary's Baptist Church. The preached word was done by Pastor Jesse L. Williams Sr. Music was by the Gospel Chorus and the devotion was done by the Deacons. Upon our arrival a delicious lunch was prepared for us.
The service was enjoyed by all.
This is where the Rev. Charles Johnson is pastor. Charles is formerly of Harriman.
Anyone interested in becoming a teacher — whether you are a professional who wants to change careers or a new student who will start at Roane State Community College this fall — is invited to learn more about Roane State and Bethel University’s new 2+2 program in secondary education.
A meeting for interested students will be held on Monday, July 9 from 5-7 p.m., and two meetings will be held on Tuesday, July 10 (9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.).
Those interested in the program only need to attend one session.
25 Years Ago
Selected for the 1986 Edition of Outstanding Young Women of America were Karen Mayton and Melinda Cofer Salmons, both of Harriman; Gail Rosser and Maureen Anne Williams, both formerly of Kingston; and Kingston native Sherry L. Sitzler. The program is designed to honor and encourage young women between the ages of 21-36 who have distinguished themselves in many fields of endeavor, such as services to community, professional leadership, academic achievement, business advancement, cultural accomplishments, and civic and political participation.
George Washington’s writings are a good source of information about colonial gardens.
Whenever his services to his country or to his community permitted, Washington took great pleasure in developing the agricultural possibilities of his estate at Mount Vernon and in beautifying the grounds.
Over the weekend, four additional wildfires burned across the region.
Although they were not large in size (largest being 10 acres), it serves as an indicator as to how dry the region is.
Two fires occurred in Monroe County; both of these were suspected cigarettes.
A 10-acre fire continues to burn in Morgan County off Tunnel Hill Road. One 2-acre arson fire is out in Scott County.
In addition, a structure fire in Knox County set a nearby forest on fire, and state forestry crews are working to contain this part of the blaze.